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The Big Doll House (1971)

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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

Director:

Jack Hill

Writer:

Don Spencer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Brown ... Collier (as Judy Brown)
Roberta Collins ... Alcott
Pam Grier ... Grear
Brooke Mills Brooke Mills ... Harrad
Pat Woodell ... Bodine
Sid Haig ... Harry
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Miss Dietrich
Kathryn Loder ... Lucian
Jerry Franks Jerry Franks ... Fred
Gina Stuart ... Ferina
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Dr. Phillips
Letty Mirasol Letty Mirasol ... Leyte
Shirley de las Alas Shirley de las Alas ... Guard
Myrna De Vera Myrna De Vera ... Guard
Siony Cordona Siony Cordona ... Guard
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The dirty dolls of devil's island. You can meet them for a price! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Women's Penitentiary III See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Roberta Collins' infamous "Get it up or I'll cut it off" line was improvised on the spot by director Jack Hill. See more »

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Quotes

Alcott: Hello, Fred.
Fred: Hi!
Alcott: You were looking at me through the window. Weren't you?
Fred: No, eh, yeah... I...
Alcott: Did you like what you saw?
Fred: Yeah, but I mean...
Alcott: Then why don't you take it?
[she brandishes a knife]
Alcott: Come on, lover boy, get to work.
[he tries to kiss her]
[...]
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Referenced in Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

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Long-time Woman
By Hall Daniels
Performed by Pam Grier
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The Big Doll House is the best of exploitation
2 June 2012 | by ravingbulllSee all my reviews

I look at the negative reviews of this movie and I have to ask myself: what did these people think they were going to see? "Titanic"?" "Gone With The Wind?" "Driving Miss Daisy?" I judge movies by how much I enjoy them, and - honestly, I can't think of a movie that has more entertainment crammed into it than this movie. It has everything you could possibly think of...and more. At first you enjoy the cheesy aspect of the movie and laugh, but then you start caring about the characters...and you HAVE to see how it ends. Oh and while I'm talking about this picture I want to say something about Roberta Collins: even though most people you talk to won't even recognize her name, she was a talented and underrated actress...a natural comedienne. This film, along with the Jonathan Demme helmed "Caged Heat," show what she was capable of. I highly recommend both of these films if you enjoy movies under the heading of "Exploitation." ROGER CORMAN RULES!!!


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